Media Releases Archives: August 2014

Western University’s class of 2018 its largest ever

August 29, 2014

In addition to students from across Canada, Western will welcome 554 full-time, first-year international students from 42 countries to engage academically on campus as well as culturally with the London…

Back to school traffic update

August 28, 2014

A new entrance to Springett Parking Lot from Western Rd., one of Western’s largest parking areas, opens Friday, August 28 at 7am. Disruptions can be expected along Western Road as…

Western’s new mobile app puts purple in your pocket

August 26, 2014

Developed by London-based DivergentSoft Technolgy Group Inc.,  a firm owned by three Western Engineering graduates, the new WesternU Mobile app features up-to-date transit information, improved maps, detailed locations of all eateries…

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry welcomes 171 new medical students

August 25, 2014

Donning of the traditional white coat and the recitation of the Hippocratic Oath symbolize the students’ understanding of the professional, social and ethical responsibilities of becoming physicians. It is a…

Western-led study says anorexia nervosa should be considered a ‘passion’

August 20, 2014

New findings from Western University suggest that characterizing anorexia, or anorexia nervosa, as a ‘passion’ will yield immediate and practical results in terms of treatment and therapy. The study, led…

Victor Garber comes home to London to headline the 2014 Leaders in Innovation Dinner

August 19, 2014

Victor Garber will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2014 Leaders in Innovation Dinner celebrating research excellence at Western University’s Robarts Research Institute. This year’s dinner shines a spotlight…

Thinking about your romantic partner generates “good stress” and boosts energy and mood

August 19, 2014

New research from Western University says pausing to think about your romantic partner generates “good stress” and adds an energy boost to your day. The findings were published recently in…

Western students operate Mars rover in partnership with Canadian Space Agency

August 14, 2014

In partnership with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), students from Western University are leading a simulated Mars Rover mission, boldly training the next-generation of space scientists and engineers through an…

New partnership sets a new standard for concussion research and education

August 13, 2014

A new partnership announced today aims to help understand and mitigate the long-term effects of concussion. The partnership makes Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry the new home…

Western receives $5-million donation to advance diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

August 11, 2014

A $5-million gift to Western University will empower researchers in their quest to unlock secrets of neurodegenerative diseases impacting our world’s aging population. Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine &…